degrees, one degree above the previous record. for more we're going to sydney, australia where we're joined via "democracy now!" videostream by anna rose, the co-founder and chair of austrian youth climate coalition as well as the author of, "madlands: a journey to change the mind of a climate skeptic." anna rose, welcome to "democracy now!" what is happening in your country, this record shattering heat, it is being described as a dome of heat. your country literally on fire. for people around the world to are not following this, just describe what is happening in australia. >> right now in austria, we're having record-breaking heat waves. there are fires in almost every single australian state and territory. people have been evacuated, some have lost their homes -- lost everything.